Charney’s Lawyers Toss Around Casual Nazi References

LAW
• One of Aaron Charney's lawyers accuses Sullivan & Cromwell of having "adopted Dr. Mengele's techniques to torture the facts and law of this case." [Above the Law]
• More than twenty lawyers filed an objection against the $125-apiece BAR/BRI settlement. [National Law Journal]
• Summer associates at Pillsbury Winthrop practiced researching things in books this week. Next week: writing briefs by hand. [Law Blog/WSJ]

MEDIA
• The Bancrofts rejected the proposal drawn up by their own lawyers because it didn't sufficiently safeguard the Journal. [NYT]
• Will TV-news columnist Gail Shister take over the industry blog TVNewser? Maybe, if Mediabistro can pay her enough. [Eat The Press/HuffPo]
• Angelina Jolie's attorney calls himself a "boneheaded, overzealous lawyer" for asking reporters to sign documents dictating terms of interviews at the A Mighty Heart premiere. [NYT]

FASHION
• Matthew Williamson is leaving New York Fashion Week for London. [Fashion Week Daily]
• David Lynch has been tapped to direct Gucci's new fragrance ads. [Contact Music]
• Agyness Deyn, Lily Donaldson, the Paddingtons, and the View will appear in the new Burberry ads. [British Vogue]

FINANCE
• A sexual-harassment lawsuit against an S.A.C. capital trader alleges that an underling was required "to wear certain kinds of clothing at work" to eliminate "personality flaws." [DealBreaker]
• Cerberus Capital has a 4.4 percent hire rate; out of 2,500 interviews conducted since November 2006, 110 have joined the firm. [Deal Journal/WSJ]
• Blackstone's Stephen A. Schwarzman interrupted a speech at the NYSE yesterday to answer his cell phone. [NYT]